Heather Dexter

CEO, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Heather Dexter


Heather Dexter is CEO of Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, a position she has held since 2015. Dexter was COO of Emory Saint Joseph's from 2011 to 2015.

Dexter began her career at Saint Joseph's Hospital in 1998 as an administrative resident and steadily progressed in responsibilities and leadership. Prior to her COO role, she served as interim director in both Human Resources and Radiology; division director in Clinical Services; vice president of Planning, Development and Allied Health; and vice president of Surgical Services and Planning.

Dexter also served as executive project manager during the Joint Operating Company process between Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Healthcare.

Under her leadership Emory Saint Joseph's growth includes new programs and physicians, development of patient-focused initiatives, continued expansion with the construction of an Orthopedic Joint and Spine Center and the completion of several successful accreditation and certification surveys.

Dexter holds an MBA from the University of Alabama and a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama. Additionally, she completed a health care delivery executive education program at Harvard Business School.